Every young child is flexible but later many of them lose a big part of this ability. In general, people think that it comes necessarily with ageing. But it does not need to be like that! If we pay attention and we stretch every day, we do not need to become stiff, even if we are in our 40s, 50s or over 60s.
Regular physical activity and training are very important - these ensure enough movement of the muscles and joints. Stretching every time after training is a must. If we skip stretching, we risk becoming stiff and developing painful muscles and joints. Why this elasticity is so important? What are the benefits of being flexible? Well, there are many of them.
releases muscle tension and soreness
reduces the risk of injury.
improves your posture and gives you a longer, leaner look
makes all kinds of physical activities easier
improves circulation all over your body
improves the range of motion of your whole body so you can move more freely
increases physical and mental relaxation
So, how to stretch? What to do?
You can take yoga or pilates classes or practice them at home, or do simple stretching exercises. What is important is that you do them regularly.
Are you ready? Let’s start!